Here is a list of all the postings David Pearce 4 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: An idle question for a windy Monday|
I said it was an idle question, far from an obsession.
Here’s an idle thought for a windy Monday.
The other day I heard a club member describe his Flair Magnatilla as “Semi-Scale”. Now to me, for a model to be described in that way it would have to be based on an actual prototype. The Magnatilla, being a shoulder wing monoplane with a circular cowl, has the flavour of a Fokker Eindecker but the shape of the fuselage and tail bear no resemblance to any actual aircraft. So what do you call such types that are "in the style of" but not scale?
You could ask the same question of many of Peter Miller designs. His Miss Lizzy evokes the spirit of Golden Age racing aircraft but is a completely unique design. I don’t like the term "Comic Scale", but I’m sure somebody in the hobby has come up with a suitable term.
Maybe this is a dumb question but it got me thinking.
|Thread: How do you upload a video to support a claim on Hobbyking?|
OK thanks Frank, I'll try that.
Well that was simple, it worked. Thanks
Edited By David Pearce 4 on 09/05/2017 19:51:53
The claim form, for faulty goods, requires a video. I have an MP4 file ready buy Hobbyking expect a URL for it. I'm not a social media user, does anyone know where it should be uploaded so I can add the URL and they can see it?
|Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.|
Edited By David Pearce 4 on 08/04/2017 17:06:35
When Hobbyking had a flash sale reducing the Le Petite to £86 I grabbed one. It’s small, 810mm span, but I thought it had some classic charm. Reviews say it’s a good flyer too. The PNP package wasn’t perfect, the ESC was a dud and the elevator linkage needed re-gluing but otherwise it came together nicely.
I added my own markings by drawing them in CorelDraw and printing my own waterslide decals. For the Snoopy pilot I drew it by copying a web image. This I printed a left and right version onto glossy photo paper which I glued to balsa sheet, resulting in a nice lightweight profile pilot.
Maiden flight tomorrow.
|Thread: Super Flying Models Range|
With a nicely sized Mustang kit, some lovely looking Fokker D7s and big Turbo Porter, I'm surprised there isn't more interest. Time will tell.
I noticed this range of kits and ARTFs in the April RCME, Nuremburg review. The Mustang kits and several of the artfs look interesting. Distributed by Ripmax who have a pdf you can download of their range including these.
Has anyone bought any yet, it would be interesting to hear some experiences.
Edited By David Pearce 4 on 21/03/2017 21:51:57
|Thread: Do you keep a log (book) ??|
I started keeping a log, on an Excel spreadsheet, mainly to record lipo usage. I use my TX timer to give flight times per flight and record against each model. I add some general notes about the days flying, any lessons learned or good and bad flights. So I know how many flights and times per model and in total.
One handy thing you learn is about cost per flight. My favourite plane cost me about £250 but with 360 flights that's only 69p per flight, a bargain!
Edited By David Pearce 4 on 01/03/2017 15:07:19
|Thread: Where can I get an EDF Saab Viggen kit or ARTF?|
Thank you chaps for your input. Â All very helpful and maybe now I will get to fly a Viggen!
I'm staggered by the method of construction and the great range of prototypes. J29 is very tempting but it's the Viggen that I need most. I'm guessing this manufacturer isn't well known here yet. It maybe worth a post all of its own?
I'd be interested in your choice of power set up.
Thank you Pete, that looks very interesting. Good size too and I think just what I need.
Just had another look, very unusual, part kit part jigsaw puzzle! Â But its one way of handling those curves.
Edited By David Pearce 4 on 21/02/2017 12:57:47
I’m sure we all have a favourite aircraft that we’d like to have a model of. Yes, more than one for most of us but if I had to choose one only from my bucket list it would be the Saab Viggen.
ARTF or kit availability appears poor. Flite Test do slab sided foamy which is available through Sussex Models and they also have a plan for a more detailed model but no parts. There is a Swedish kit which looks superb from www.mbs-rcmodels.se. At 897mm span it’s perfect but being Swedish it’s about £240 plus cost of importing!
I know a large composite was available also but what I’d really like is something that could be powered by a 3S or 4S EDF, either as a kit or ARTF. Does anyone know of anything suitable?
|Thread: Mystery model in March issue|
Yes, it's a Fokker DVI, see here:
|Thread: Spot The Difference!|
A good 10 inches I reckon.
|Thread: When is a Triplane not a Triplane?|
When it's a biplane, a Fokker D.VI in fact!
Excuse the sarcasm but triplanes generally have three wings, Fokker Dr.1 indeed!
See page 14 and 18 of just arrived March RCME
Edited By David Pearce 4 on 13/02/2017 12:05:21
|Thread: Build your own model from FliteTest Foam Board|
They are also available from Sussex Model Centre. Some of the designs based on the Airplane movie are attractive.
|Thread: Can You Name ALL These WW 2 Aircraft?|
45 for me. No hints but several only by elimination. Some so rare the images are from flight sims.
Looking at the tailwheel assembly, and Glyns comment, it doesn't look likely I'll have that problem.
I'll post some pictures when it's completed, it's an enjoyable build so far.
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